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Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also

wholesale baskets  commodities are seeing ridiculous wholesale cost increases. For example, corn, beef, chicken, dairy products, etc. are seeing cost increases as the ethanol production consumes corn and other commodities. These commodities are used for feed, which in turn drives up the price of livestock. Therefore, dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about Revionics' moves and about the pricing optimization software market in general? We would also be interested in your experiences with this

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management


Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to increase inventory visibility while driving down inventory costs. Learn how these kinds of inventory management initiatives can help your company strengthen customer relationships, bargain for better terms with suppliers, and generate more profitable growth.

wholesale baskets  crucial to profitability in wholesale distribution because employee compensation costs—salaries, commissions and benefits—represent 60 to 70% of total operating expenses. Finally, they are prone to selling off inventories at a loss to reduce their stocks. All such costs represent a drag on the performance of distributors and, in today's hyper-competitive environment, a threat to their ongoing profitability. Even when customer satisfaction ratings are kept high through heroic effort, their business Read More

Hoping Jon & Kate Can Come to Terms Like JDA & i2


Many people are aware of a reality show on television titled “Jon @ Kate Plus 8”, which features a couple that is separated and ready to get divorced. Occasionally couples have disagreements and need to get away from each other to sort things out then come back to the table with new perspectives.  That’s what JDA and i2 have done with their deal from last year. JDA plans (once again) to acquire i2

wholesale baskets  consumer goods, manufacturing and wholesale. Capabilities in the areas of planning and optimization will be enriched from manufacturing to distribution. JDA customers will now be able get retail focused software with i2 manufacturing-centric capabilities, all packaged together. The market focus for JDA will remain in manufacturing (process and discrete); wholesale, retail, consumer goods and distribution. By acquiring i2, JDA will be able to enhance its product and service offerings and will be able to Read More

Enterprise 21


TGI's Enterprise 21 ERP software offers a fully integrated software solution for wholesale distributors. Enterprise 21 ERP includes available-to-promise and capable-to-promise alerts and processes during order entry, which can help improve order line item fill rates, and reduce on-hand inventory carrying costs. In addition, Enterprise 21 includes fully integrated warehouse management (WM) functionality that completely enables radio-frequency (RF) and bar-code processes. Wholesale distributors can also leverage Enterprise 21 for procurement, inventory control, transportation management, financial management, pricing and promotions management (PPM), quality control, attributed inventory, quoting and conversion to orders, kitting and assembly, light manufacturing, landed costing, and customer relationship management (CRM).

wholesale baskets  integrated software solution for wholesale distributors. Enterprise 21 ERP includes available-to-promise and capable-to-promise alerts and processes during order entry, which can help improve order line item fill rates, and reduce on-hand inventory carrying costs. In addition, Enterprise 21 includes fully integrated warehouse management (WM) functionality that completely enables radio-frequency (RF) and bar-code processes. Wholesale distributors can also leverage Enterprise 21 for procurement, inventory Read More

Madison Electric and Standard Electric Select Infor SX.e


Infor’s reinvigorated wholesale distribution software has new wins. Most recently, the Madison Electric and Standard Electric companies, both family-owned and operated for 100 years, have selected Infor Distribution SX.e to improve internal processes as well as customer and vendor experiences.

wholesale baskets  Infor SX.e Infor’s reinvigorated wholesale distribution software has new wins. Most recently, the Madison Electric and Standard Electric companies, both family-owned and operated for 100 years, have selected Infor Distribution SX.e to improve internal processes as well as customer and vendor experiences. It’s also expected that the flagship distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite (see vendor snapshot here ) will accommodate expanding operations and assist the companies in future growth. Read More

The Top 10 Transportation Management Best Practices


Freight costs can represent a significant component of your supply chain—often around 5-7 percent of sales for manufacturing, retail, and wholesale/distribution companies. For many firms, this responsibility is not managed as well as it could be. This white paper shares 10 best practices in transportation management, with valuable insights from industry professionals.

wholesale baskets  for manufacturing, retail, and wholesale/distribution companies. For many firms, this responsibility is not managed as well as it could be. This white paper shares 10 best practices in transportation management, with valuable insights from industry professionals. Read More

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 1: Disruptive Innovations


The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with a full slate of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. Aberdeen’s Bob Heaney, Pemeco’s Jonathan Gross, and I had a great time at the end of the first day talking about future trends in wholesale distribution.

wholesale baskets  Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 1: Disruptive Innovations The  TEC   Vendor Challenge  was in full swing last week, with a full slate of vendor demonstrations from  Epicor , IBS , Infor , Microsoft , NetSuite ,  SAP , and VAI , as well as presentations and dynamic discussions.  Aberdeen ’s Bob Heaney,  Pemeco ’s Jonathan Gross, and I had a great time at the end of the first day talking about future trends in wholesale distribution. The main trends that we see in this area can be Read More

ToolsGroup


ToolsGroup provides supply chain planning and predictive demand analytics software that models the demand signal across multiple dimensions. ToolsGroup customers can master demand volatility, achieve better service levels, and decrease global inventory. ToolsGroup customers include manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and retailers in a wide range of demand- and inventory-driven industries.

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Nil Bilgi Yönetimi


Introduced in 2003 for small- and medium-sized business, Nil Bilgi Yönetimi offers sector-independent, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Managers can create analyses using real time parameters. Nil operates on MS-ACCESS, MS-SQL, or Oracle databases and is a scaleable and customizable solution suitable for all sectors, including automotive, furniture, food, construction, export and import, and retail and wholesale trade logistics.

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TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide


This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change.

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JM Family Enterprises knew there had to be a more efficient way to organize its picking, packing, and tracking systems. Because of the specific nature of its documents, it was vital they arrive at the correct dealership on time. In order to achieve continued growth, it would need an automated system. Since implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), the company has reduced its paper processing by 80 percent.

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The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

wholesale baskets  Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More

Giving Trade Companies a Fast Start: SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program


As a midsize wholesale distributor, you need to stand out from your competition while improving efficiency. SAP Business All-in-One Solutions offer software designed to help you with your current needs, while remaining capable of supporting future growth. Find out how this solution can help you improve transparency and coordination between the warehouse and the executive suite, but also streamline inventory management.

wholesale baskets  Whether you are a wholesale distributor of furniture, machinery, chemicals, or food and beverages, your success depends on how quickly you adapt to demands from customers and suppliers. You must constantly differentiate your services from the competition while improving operating efficiencies and controlling costs. To do this, you need access to real-time information about the availability, level, and delivery of your inventory. You also need to offer your customers valueadded services, such as easy Read More

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wholesale baskets  BWI, a Texas-based wholesale distributor of lawn and garden products with numerous locations servicing a diversified customer base in 15 states, sought a solution to automate and integrate its core business functions. It also looked to eliminate manual processes associated with building reports, and to extract data into customer buying trends and product line profitability. BWI determined that with its ease of use and full integration with existing information technology (IT) systems, VAI’s S2K Read More

ChainDrive


ChainDrive is an integrated retail management system that helps provide users with end-to-end control over business processes and real-time, shared access to valuable data and analytical tools. The system's components leverage a centralized database, helping to improve the flow of information through organizations and empower users to make decisions that can result in streamlined operations, increased productivity, and ultimately a more profitable enterprise.ChainDrive combines industry best practices with functionality. Its infrastructure is designed to adapt to users' changing requirements while providing the necessities of managing business today, for both present and future endeavors. Modules cover point of sale, operations, integrated accounting, merchandising, product management, planning, warehouse, wholesale, and analytics. Multidev also provides the services and skills of retail industry experts dedicated to the successful implementation of ChainDrive, and a client-care team with customized training to ensure clients continued sucess and satisfaction with the product.

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